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Publisher's Summary

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)

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Cute Christmas Story

What did you like best about this story?

This was a charming story about a small town of lovely people. Very enjoyable red!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great little story

This is a sweet story. I'm a big fan of anything this author writes. Definitely a story that will leave you feeling good!


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One of Fannie Flagg's Best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended it to several people because it is a book that makes you smile inside.

Any additional comments?

I have read or listened to almost all of Fannie Flagg's books and this is one of my favorites.

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Little man in Chicagp big in Alabama

Where does A Redbird Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the books I keep on my IPOD to listen to when I need a pick me up.

What other book might you compare A Redbird Christmas to and why?

Maybe this might compare to a Miss Julia book for me I know the story by heart but I never get tired of it

What does Fannie Flagg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love Fannie Flaggs voice and the southern accents. It's like listening to the radio for me. I love my books by audio. My imagination fills in the blanks

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No it is just soothing. well maybe the part about the little girl's caregiver. It upset me that Patsy was treated so poorly.

Any additional comments?

What's the rest of the story about Julian and Roy's reunion with his sweetheart. Tell me more.

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  • Ellen
  • Long Island
  • 04-03-14

Warm fuzzies for Christmas

Would you consider the audio edition of A Redbird Christmas to be better than the print version?

I loved Fannie Flagg narrating this story. It is a feel good story and give you the warm fuzzies for sure!

What other book might you compare A Redbird Christmas to and why?

Fannie Flaggs other books.

What does Fannie Flagg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her narration in the accent of the area the story takes place.

If you could rename A Redbird Christmas, what would you call it?

Found love for the unexpected

Any additional comments?

This book I listen to over and over. It is a sweet story about a place down south where everyone gets along and the weather is so wonderful. It is just a christmas feel,good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • Bartonville, TX
  • 03-17-13

Short and sweet.

Any additional comments?

An average Christmas, feel good read. Does not make me want to read more of her work. She does a pretty good job narrating.

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Engaging, humourous and heartwarming saga

If you could sum up A Redbird Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Fannie Flagg reigns

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Redbird Christmas?

When all the redbirds come to town at Christmas

Which scene was your favorite?

ditto -- red birds on white snow

If you could take any character from A Redbird Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The little girl that loved the bird because she seemed so needy

Any additional comments?

I hope Fannie Flagg writes more books and that they get on Audible --- I've listened to all of hers numerous times --- plus her narration is great

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  • Jan
  • Powers Lake, Wisconsin, United States
  • 12-14-12

Nice story, although predictable but enjoyable.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I consider this book to be light reading. Simple story, light characters, happy ending all wrapped up. I like to listen to a variety of books and this was a good one for the Christmas holidays when I am so busy.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't have changed this book. It is what it is.

What three words best describe Fannie Flagg’s voice?

She is Fannie Flagg. I recognize her voice from years ago when she was on game shows on TV. Quiet, calm,

Was A Redbird Christmas worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I read this book, because it was the December choice for our book club. We try to choose an upbeat book for this time of year. It was an up beat book.

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Great read for December ! !

Have you listened to any of Fannie Flagg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, and when I started to listen to this one I thought her performance was really odd but it was absolutely perfect as I continued.

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Love Fannie Flagg

If you could sum up A Redbird Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Faith, patience and hope can work miracles.

What other book might you compare A Redbird Christmas to and why?

Fannie's "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven."

Which character – as performed by Fannie Flagg – was your favorite?

Jack

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to look forward to each day's listen and savor it.

Any additional comments?

This was not my favorite of Fannie's books, but even so, was a lovely listen.

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